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Ongoing Ministerial Development & Resources: Discipleship & Evangelization

OLFF staff curated examples of webinars, articles, and books that may be helpful to those serving as catechetical or youth ministry leaders in parishes. Click on another topic to access the page of related resources:


Discipleship & Evangelization

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Becoming an Everyday Disciple in a Post-Christian World (and helping others do it too)


Kevin Cotter explores what it means to be a disciple. Through a structure of wind (encounter), build (follow), send (vision, equip, disciple-making) he explains how to be a disciple who helps others realize and fulfill the Great Commission.

Ave Maria Press
Religious Formation and Discipleship webinar

Fr. Frank Desiano proposes reinventing the model of parish religious education from something we do to something we encounter through steeping youth in Word, prayer, service and community

Paulist Evangelization Ministries Recording Not Available
The Witness Webinar: Learning to Tell Stories that Illuminate Our Life webinar

Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo defines grace. He gives us a template for crafting, finding and sharing stories of grace.He shares 7 principles for crafting stories of grace rather than stories of absence.

Ave Maria Press

The Synod on Young People:Why it Mattered and What We Do Now webinar Katie Prejean McGrady, a delegate from the Youth Synod discusses the major takeaways from the Youth Synod and how to proceed in ministry with young people using these findings. Ave Maria Press
Tips for Cultivating a Culture of Witness in your Parish webinar Sr. Theresa Rickard O.P.  shares why stories are an important part of witness, gives best practices for sharing your story, and ways to incorpoorate witness in parish settings.  Ave Maria Press